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Book of Hours, Use of Carmel, f.66v (157 x 110 mm), ca.1511, MSR-11

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Book of Hours, Use of Carmel, f.66v (157 x 110 mm), ca.1511, MSR-11


Published March 15, 2011


Three-quarter borders introduce each of the Hours of the Virgin from Prime to Vespers. This page introduces Vespers. The borders are of conventional early sixteenth-century floral acanthus design. The initials are graded in importance, from the opening three-line 'D' in blue with white tracery on a ground of gold leaf to mark the beginning of Vespers; the two-line 'D' for the beginning of Psalm 109 Dixit Dominus Domino meo; to the one line initials for each verse of Psalm 109 alternately in gold leaf with black penwork, and blue initials with red penwork. The Book of Hours was a medieval prayer book used by laymen for private devotion. These books were created for both men and women, but their place in female devotion is particularly noteworthy. The text centres on the Hours of the Virgin, a series of prayers to be said at the eight canonical hours of Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, Nones, Vespers, and Compline. taken at 2011-02-16T08:13:12-08:00


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Date 2011-03-15
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Year 2011
Publicdate 2011-05-12 00:12:36
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